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BOOK, THEATER & FILM REVIEWS

Books:

An American Trilogy: Death, Slavery, and Dominion on the Banks of the Cape Fear River, by Steven M. Wisw, 3/9/09, [read review]

Dread: How Fear and Fantasy have Fueled Epidemics from the Black Death to the Avian Flu, by Philip Alcabes, 2/21/09, [read full review]

Foods Jesus Ate and How to Grow Them, by Allan A. Swenson, 1/23/09, [read full review]

Bread Body Spirit: Finding the Sacred in Food, Edited by Alice Peck, 1/11/09, [read full review]

The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq, by Helen Benedict, 12/9/08, [read full review]

Lost in the Sacred: Why the Muslim World Stood Still, by Dan Diner, 11/20/08, [read full review]

Higher Realism: A New Foreign Policy for the United States, by Seyom Brown, 10/27/08, [read review]

Perilous Power: The Middle East and U.S. Foreign Policy, by Noam Chomsky and Gilbert Achcar, 10/11/08, [read review]

Wounded Warriors: Those for Whom the War Never Ends, Mike Sager, 8/18/08, [read full review]

A Nuclear Family Vacation: Travels in the World of Atomic Weaponry, by Nathan Hodge & Sharon Weinberger, 4/20/08, [read full review]

Freedom's Unsteady March: America's Role in Building Arab Democracy, by Tamara Cofman Wittes, 3/15/08 [read review]

The Paradox of Tar Heel Politics: The Personalities, Elections, and Events that Shaped Modern North Carolina, by Rob Christensen, 2/10/08 [read review]

They Came Back Singing: Finding God with the Refugees, by Gary Smith, SJ, 10/19/07 [read review]

The Next Justice: Repairing the Supreme Court Appointment Process, by Christopher L. Eisgruber, 8/6/07 [read review]

The Judge: William P. Clark Ronald Reagan's Top Hand, by Paul Kengor & Patricia Clark Doerner, 8/12/07, [read review]

Beyond the Suffering: Embracing the Legacy of African American Soul Care and Spiritual Direction, by Dr. Robert W. Kellemen and Karole A. Edwards, 6/17/07 [read review]

Fall Scaping: Extending Your Garden Season Into Autumn, by Nancy J. Ondra and Stephanie Cohen, photos by Rob Cardillo, 6/8/07 [read review]

The White Pacific: U.S. Imperialism and Black Slavery in the South Seas after the Civil War, by Gerald Horne, 4/8/07, [read review]

In The Shadow of the Civil War: Passmore Williamson and the Rescue of Jane Johnson, by Nat Brandt with Yanna Kroyt Brant, 4/29/07 [read review]

The Memoir and the Memoirist: Reading and Writing Personal Narrative, by Thomas Larson, 3/9/07 [read review]

Tell Me Another Morning, by Zdena Berger, 1/26/07 [read review]

The Door of No Return: The History of Cape Coast Castle and the Atlantic Slave Trade, by William St. Clair, 1/7/07 [read review]

Target Iran: The Truth About the White House's Plans for Regime Change, by Scott Ritter, 11/20/06 [read review]

The Greatest Story Ever Sold: The Decline and Fall of Truth from 9/11 to Katrina, by Frank Rich, 9/29/06 [read review]

Our America and Theirs: Kennedy and the Alliance for Progress — The Debate at Punta del Este, Speeches and interviews by Ernesto Che Guevara, 9/19/06 [read review]

Forever Free: The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction, by Eric Foner, with Illustrations edited and with commentary by Joshua Brown 9/17/06 [read review]

The One Percent Doctrine: Deep Inside America’s Pursuit of its Enemies Since 9/11, by Ron Suskind, 8/7/06 [read review]

Enemy Combatant: A British Muslim's Journey to Guantánamo and Back, by Moazzam Begg, 7/4/06 [read review]

When All the World Was Young, by Barbara Holland, 6/9/06 [read review]

Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal, by Anthony Arnove, 5/29/06 [read review]

The Glass Castle: A Memoir, by Jeannette Walls, 5/10/06 [read review]

Road Song: A Memoir, by Natalie Kusz, 4/18/06 [read review]

The Devil's Own Work: The Civil War Draft Riots and the Fight to Reconstruct America, by Barnet Schecter, 4/12/06 [read review]

 

Theater:

My Name is Rachel Corrie, from the writings of Rachel Corrie, edited by Alan Rickman and Katharine Viner, 10/19/06 [read review]

Shining City, by Conor McPherson, 5/13/06  [read review]

 

Film:

Army of Shadows, Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, 1969, French, 6/2/06  [read review]

Boys Don't Cry
By Deirdre 'Al Dente' Sinnott, 11/11/99
http://www.workers.org/ww/1999/brandon1111.php

The Brandon Teena Story
ByDeirdre 'Al Dente' Sinnott, 10/15/98
http://www.workers.org/ww/1998/teena1015.php